Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Hiral A. Shah

Education

Ph.D. in Technology with concentration in: Engineering Management    April 2008

Cognate: Educational Psychology                                                      

Eastern Michigan University                                    

Dissertation Title: A Role Delineation Study for SME/AME/Shingo Lean Manufacturing Certification Program

Master of Science in Engineering Management                                     April 2004

Eastern Michigan University

Thesis Title: A Delphi study to develop Engineering Management curriculum at Eastern Michigan University

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering                                      April 2000

Project: Design of a Biogas Plant: An Alternative Energy Source

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor/Doctoral fellow instructor, Engineering Management Program, Eastern Michigan University

Taught classes in online and face-to-face format (2004 – 2008)

Certifications

Certified Enterprise Integrator (CEI) from SME and IIE

Professional Engineering Manager (PEM) from American Society for Engineering Management

Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI)

Research Interests

Lean Manufacturing

Delphi Technique

Curriculum Development

Trends & Improvements in Online Teaching System

Industrial Experience 

Quality Assurance, Autodesk Inc., Novi, MI, 2004

Piping Engineer, Linde Process Technologies, India, (2000-2001)    

Professional Memberships

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)                                                    

Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)                                                                    

Project Management Institute (PMI)         

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)        

Honors and Awards

Recognized for “Outstanding Contribution” for the SME Lean Certification program developed by SME/AME/Shingo Prize, MI, 2006

Doctoral fellowship, Eastern Michigan University, 2004-2007

“Outstanding Student Paper Award” at the National Conference conducted by ASEM (American Society of Engineering Management), Alexandria, VA, Oct 2004

Dean’s award for “Outstanding Graduate Student” in College of Technology, April 2004

“Outstanding Student in Engineering Management program”, Department of Industrial Technology, Eastern Michigan University, April 2003

Honor Student for excellence in Academics, College of Technology, Eastern Michigan University, April 2002

Publications (*-Referred)

*Shah, H. a., & Kalaian, S. (accepted, in print). Which parametric statistical method to use for analyzing
Delphi data?  Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods.

*Dugger, J. d., & Shah, H. a. (2006). Undergraduate and Graduate Enrollment and Graduation Trends in Industrial Technology from 1995-2005. Proceedings of the NAIT Annual Convention, Cleveland, Ohio.

*Shah, H. a. (2006). Roadblocks to Lean deployment and recommended solutions. Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems, Cocoa Beach, Florida.

*Shah, H. a. (2006). Parametric statistical methods to obtain reliability in Delphi technique. Proceedings of the 37th Annual conference of Decision Sciences Institute, San Antonio, Texas.

*Shah, H. a., & Tillman, T. s. (2005, March). A Delphi study to identify competency areas and curriculum for an Engineering Management Masters program. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems, Cocoa Beach, Florida.

*Haddad, C. J., & Shah, H. a. (2004, April). Expanding the boundaries of MOT doctoral education. Proceedings of International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT) Conference, Washington, D.C.

*Shah, H. a. (2004). Results of the Eastern Michigan University Delphi study on Engineering Management Masters program curriculum. Proceedings of 25th American Society for Engineering Management National Conference, Hilton, Alexandria, VA. pp. 169-177.

*Shah, H. a. (2003). A Delphi study to develop Engineering Management curriculum at Eastern Michigan University. Proceedings of 24th American Society for Engineering Management National Conference, Sheraton Westport, St. Louis, MO. pp. 531-536

Presentations (*-Referred)

*Shah, H. A., & Mehta, D. (2008, March). Teaching online through Blackboard and eCollege. Presented at 14th International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems, Cocoa Beach, Florida.

*Weilbaker, T., Shah, H. A., & Tillman, T. S. (2008). Study patterns of students in online classes. Presented at 14th International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems, Cocoa Beach, Florida.

*Shah, H. a., & Tillman, T. s. (2007, November). Content analysis of books on lean manufacturing. Presented at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Seattle, Washington.

*Shah, H. a., Weilbaker, T., & Tillman, T. s. (2007, March). The impact of a body of knowledge Delphi study on the Engineering Management master’s program at Eastern Michigan University. Presented at the Graduate Research Fair, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

*Shah, H. a. (2006). Parametric statistical methods to obtain reliability in Delphi technique. Presented at the 37th Annual conference of Decision Sciences Institute, San Antonio, Texas.

*Kalaian, S. A., & Shah, H. a. (2006, October). Overview of parametric and non-parametric statistical methods for analyzing Delphi data. Presented at Mid-Western Educational Research Association Meeting, Columbus, Ohio.

*Dugger, J. D., & Shah, H. a. (2006). Undergraduate and Graduate Enrollment and Graduation Trends in Industrial Technology from 1995-2005. Presented at the NAIT Annual Convention, Cleveland, Ohio.

*Shah, H. a. (2006, March). Application of nonparametric statistical methods in Delphi studies. Presented at the Graduate Research Fair, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

*Shah, H. a. (2005). Roadblocks to Lean deployment and recommended solutions. Presented at 12th International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems, Cocoa Beach, Florida.

*Shah, H. a., & Dugger, J. d. (2005, November). Common core: A barrier or key to success for NAIT programs. Paper presented at National Association of Industrial Technology conference, St. Louis, MO.

*Kalaian, S. a., Shah, H. a., & Anderson, D. (2005, October). Delphi methodology: A systematic decision-making framework for educational research. Presented at Mid Western Educational Research Association Annual meeting, Columbus, OH.

*Shah, H. a., & Kalaian, S. a. (2005, October). Comparison of parametric methods to examine reliability in sequential Delphi surveys. Presented at Mid Western Educational Research Association Annual meeting, Columbus, OH.

*Shah, H. a. (2005, March). Comparison of different parametric procedures to examine reliability in sequential Delphi surveys. Presented at the Graduate Research Fair, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

*Shah, H. a., & Tillman, T. s. (2005, March). A Delphi study to identify competency areas and curriculum for an Engineering Management Masters program. Paper presented at 11th International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems, Cocoa Beach, Florida.

*Haddad, C. J., & Shah, H. a. (2004, April). Expanding the boundaries of MOT doctoral education. Proceedings of International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT) Conference, Washington, D.C.

*Shah, H. a. (2004, March). A Delphi study to develop Engineering Management curriculum at Eastern Michigan University. Presented at the Graduate Research Fair, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

*Shah, H. a. (2004). Results of the Eastern Michigan University Delphi study on Engineering Management Masters' program curriculum. Paper presented at the 25th American Society for Engineering Management National Conference, Hilton, Alexandria, VA. pp. 169-177.

*Shah, H. a. (2003). A Delphi study to develop Engineering Management curriculum at Eastern Michigan University. Paper presented at the 24th American Society for Engineering Management National Conference, Sheraton Westport, St. Louis, MO. pp. 531-536.

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